San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has won the National League Comeback Player of the Year Award.
The Lee County native came back from a devastating leg injury in 2011 to win the National League batting title this season.
Posey, who won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2010, is the first catcher and first member of the Giants to win the N.L. Comeback Player of the Year award.
The former Florida State Seminole is also considered a leading candidate for the N.L. Most Valuable Player Award.
Posey not only led the N.L. in hitting but also among the National League leaders in nine major offensive categories and also had career highs in home runs and runs batted in.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy says Posey's return to the team this year has proven his value to the team.
The San Francisco Giants though are on the brink of elimination in the National League Championship Series.
The St. Louis Cardinals lead the series 3-1 with game 5 Friday night in St. Louis.
Tampa Bay relief pitcher Fernando Rodney wins the American League Comeback Player of the Year award.
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Bruce Bochy said. "Year before Buster came up and helped lead us to winning the World Series. Last year when he went down, we couldn't hold on. We got him back this year and here we are again in the playoffs."